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Experience Camp Activities & Go Canoeing, Kayaking, and Backpacking with your campers!

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Work for one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camps and leadership expeditions

Seasonal
  • summer

Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between June 8th, 2024 and August 12th, 2024.

  • Waterfront Activity Counselor (Lifeguard)

    Camp Chewonki
    Wiscasset
    $3,500.00 - $4,000.00 / season

    Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's oldest and most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including outdoor living skills, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Activity Coordinator

     

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    • Starting Salary: $3500 (salary increases with increased experience)
    • Housing, Meals & Laundry included
    • Lifeguarding Certification Course included (starts June 6th)
    • $300 referral bonus
    • Up to $500 travel stipend based on location
    • Earning academic internship credit is possible for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. Ask a director for more information!

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Waterfront Activity Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons on canoeing & kayaking based on Chewonki's pre-written lesson plans, facilitating free-swim & water games, and keeping activity equipment and both waterfronts safe and well-maintained. Waterfront Activity Counselors will work with other lifeguarding staff to provide campers with a safe, fun, and educational experience.

    Activity Staff will live on camp with other Activity Staff and will not live with campers.

    While Activity Counselor’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility and a team player approach. When not teaching or preparing their activity area, Activity Counselors will support cabin coverage and work with other staff in the planning and execution of camp-wide initiatives such as evening programs, special events, and off-campus day trips. Activity counselors will be assigned age groups to directly support outside of activity work.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Deliver an activity program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning and fun in discipline-specific skills and abilities (activity curriculum created by Chewonki staff).

    • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

      • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

      • Inspect activity area and equipment regularly to ensure it is safe and appropriate for age and location;

      • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

    • Assist Activity Coordinator planning and facilitating special events (e.g. - evening events, weekly events, once a session events, off-campus day trips).

    • Support cabin coverage needs and provide bedtime coverage as assigned.

    • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.

    • Community Responsibilities:

      • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

      • A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

      • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community. 

      • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

      • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety

    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Required:
      • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.
      • Attend required onboarding and training sessions at camp (paid time)
      • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification required (Chewonki offers this course free of charge)
    • Preferred:
      • Hold a valid driver’s license approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier
      • Experience working in specialized activity area; relevant certification as required
      • Experience working in educational spaces

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.
    • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.
    • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lb at a time.
    • Must be able to pass a Lifeguard Certification Course
  • Summer Cook

    Camp Chewonki Kitchen
    Wiscasset
    $17.00 - $18.00 / hour

    The Chewonki Foundation is seeking a passionate Summer Cook (Non-Residential) to join the Chewonki Team! 

     

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/Approximate 2024 Dates: June, 2024 - August 2024

    • Reports to: Kitchen Manager

    • Salary: $17 -$18/Hour 

     

    Chewonki's Mission

    "Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives."

     

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Execution of meals

      • Produce meals and snacks at scheduled times for programs, staff, and various events.

      • Produce tasty, healthy, well-balanced, and visually appealing food.

      • Provide service and guidance to Camp staff and participants as needed.

      • Assist in catering special events as needed

    • Cleaning

      • Maintain kitchen cleanliness throughout shift, properly store leftovers, and clean up after meals.

      • Execute in-depth cleaning projects.

      • Help keep inventory, wares, and equipment clean and organized.

      • Reduce waste, compost, and recycle according to Chewonki’s procedures.

    • Food safety, sanitation, and hygiene

      • Comply with the State of Maine and American Camp Association standards for food service operations.

    • Community Responsibilities

    • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

    • A willingness to work as a team member among the Kitchen and Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

    • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community.

    • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

    • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

      • Using sound judgment.

      • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols.

      • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety.

      • Assume other responsibilities as needed

     

     PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

    • Ability to visually and auditorily identify and respond to all hazards on site and respond appropriately to camper and staff behavior.

    • Maintain physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).

    • Must be able to work in hot conditions.

    • Must be able to safely use kitchen equipment, including knives, slicers, food processors and mixers.

     

    PREREQUISITES

    • Must be at least 17 years of age.

    • Commercial kitchen experience preferred, preferably in an institutional setting.

    • Current ServSafe®  or food handler certification is desirable.

    • Knowledge of food allergies and special dietary requirements desirable.

    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

  • Summer Kitchen Expediter (Residential)

    Camp Chewonki Kitchen
    Wiscasset
    $15.00 / hour

    The Chewonki Foundation is seeking Summer Expeditors (Residential) to join the Chewonki Team! The Summer Expeditor position plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient and timely service to our participants and staff, with the opportunity to work in a fun camp environment! 

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person, Residential)

    • Schedule/Approximate 2024 Dates: June 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Kitchen Manager

    • Salary: $15/Hour

    • Residential Position: Housing included 

    • Meals provided

    • Laundry available on site

     

    Chewonki's Mission

    "Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives."

     

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Residential Responsibilities

      • This is a residential position that requires flexibility in schedule to cover shifts, as necessary.

    • Execution of meals

      • Serving meals and snacks at scheduled times for programs, staff, and various events.

      • Coordinating delivery of food from main kitchen to satellite kitchen across campus.

      • Setting up and managing buffet service from satellite kitchen; including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

      • Communicating dietary and allergy components of each dish to the participants and staff.

      • Providing fun daily "food facts", to be shared at the beginning of lunch service prior to eating.

      • Completing a menu board, to be finished prior to service and displayed for participants and staff.

      • Provide service and guidance to Camp staff and participants as needed.

    • Cleaning

      • Maintain kitchen cleanliness throughout shift, properly store leftovers, and clean up after meals

      • Reduce waste, compost, and recycle according to Chewonki’s procedures.

    • Food safety, sanitation, and hygiene

      • Comply with the State of Maine and American Camp Association standards for food service operations.

    • Community Responsibilities

    • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

    • A willingness to work as a team member among the Kitchen and Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

    • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment.

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols.

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety.

    • Assume other responsibilities as needed

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

    • Ability to visually and auditorily identify and respond to all hazards on site and respond appropriately to camper and staff behavior.

    • Maintain physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).

    • Must be able to work in hot conditions.

    • Must be able to safely use kitchen equipment, including knives, slicers, food processors and mixers.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be at least 17 years of age.

    • Commercial kitchen experience preferred, preferably in an institutional setting.

    • Current ServSafe®  or food handler certification is desirable.

    • Knowledge of food allergies and special dietary requirements desirable.

    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

  • Farm Activity Counselor

    Camp Chewonki
    Wiscasset
    $3,000.00 - $3,500.00 / season

    Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Activity Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Farm Activity Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons on farm and food systems based on Chewonki's pre-written lesson plans, and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. Farm Counselors will work alongside Chewonki's full-time and seasonal farmers to provide campers with a safe, fun, and educational experience as they assist in farm chores, animal care, planting and harvesting crops, etc. 

    While Activity Counselor’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility and a team player approach. When not teaching or preparing their activity area, Activity Counselors will support cabin coverage and work with other staff in the planning and execution of camp-wide initiatives such as evening programs, special events, and off-campus day trips. Activity counselors will be assigned age groups to directly support outside of activity work. Activity Staff will live on campus with other Activity Staff and no campers.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Deliver an activity program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning and fun in discipline-specific skills and abilities (activity curriculum created by Chewonki staff).

    • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

      • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

      • Inspect activity area and equipment regularly to ensure it is safe and appropriate for age and location;

      • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

    • Assist Activity Coordinator planning and facilitating special events (e.g. - evening events, weekly events, once a session events, off-campus day trips).

    • Support cabin coverage needs and provide bedtime coverage as assigned.

    • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.

    • Community Responsibilities:

      • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

      • A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

      • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community. 

      • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

      • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety

    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.

    • Hold a valid driver’s license approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier, preferred.

    • Experience working in specialized activity area

    • Experience working with youth, preferred.

    • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification required (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season free of charge)

    • Attend required onboarding and training sessions.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lb at a time.

    • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.

    • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.

    • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    Starting Salary: $3000 (salary increases with increased experience)

    • Incentives: travel stipend, room & board, $200 referral bonus, academic internship credit possible, Wilderness First Aid Certification (starts June 6th), potential Lifeguard Certification course and additional $500 bonus for lifeguarding.

    •  You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Associate Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study!

  • Archery Counselor

    Camp Chewonki
    Wiscasset
    $3,000.00 / season

    Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Activity Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Archery Activity Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. They'll attend a Lvl 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course just prior to orientation if they do not possess that certification already. Chewonki will provide this course for you.

    While Activity Counselor’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility and a team player approach. When not teaching or preparing their activity area, Activity Counselors will support cabin coverage and work with other staff in the planning and execution of camp-wide initiatives such as evening programs, special events, and off-campus day trips. Activity counselors will be assigned age groups to directly support outside of activity work. Activity Staff will live on campus with other Activity Staff and no campers.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Deliver an activity program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning and fun in discipline-specific skills and abilities (activity curriculum created by Chewonki staff).

    • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

      • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

      • Inspect activity area and equipment regularly to ensure it is safe and appropriate for age and location;

      • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

    • Assist Activity Coordinator planning and facilitating special events (e.g. - evening events, weekly events, once a session events, off-campus day trips).

    • Support cabin coverage needs and provide bedtime coverage as assigned.

    • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.

    • Community Responsibilities:

      • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

      • A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

      • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community. 

      • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

      • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety

    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.

    • Hold a valid driver’s license approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier, preferred.

    • Experience working in specialized activity area; relevant certification, as required

      • Preferred Certifications depending on activity area could include: American Canoe Association, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, U.S. Archery Instructor, Association for Challenge Course Technology, etc.

    • Experience working with youth, preferred.

    • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification required (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season free of charge)

    • Current Lvl 1 Archery Instructor Certification required (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season free of charge)

    • Attend required onboarding and training sessions.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lb at a time.

    • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.

    • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.

    • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    Starting Salary: $3000 (salary increases with increased experience)

    • Incentives: travel stipend, room & board, $200 referral bonus, academic internship credit possible, Wilderness First Aid Certification (starts June 6th), potential Lifeguard Certification course and additional $500 bonus for lifeguarding.

    •  You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Associate Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study!

  • Cabin Counselor

    Camp Chewonki
    Wiscasset
    $3,100.00 / season

    Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 12, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Age Group Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Cabin counselors live in cabins with 8 campers and 1 other counselor. They help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabinmates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. In addition to supporting campers daily routines, Cabin Counselors work as teaching assistants in activities and collaborate with trip leaders to facilitate multi-day remote trips for their cabin. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, spending time in the outdoors, and a dedication to lifelong learning.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

      • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

      • Conduct daily check-ins with participants

      • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

    • Live in cabins with campers and other cabin counselors; support campers in daily living routines and facilitate meal times. 

    • Assist with the facilitation at activity areas and of cabin’s remote trips.

    • Plan and execute free time activities, evening activities and special events.

    • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.

    • Community Responsibilities

      • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

      • A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

      • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community. 

      • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

      • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety

    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.

    • Hold a valid driver’s license approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier, preferred.

    • Some Experience working with youth, preferred.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs at a time.

    • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.

    • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.

    • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    Starting Salary: $3,100, increases based on prior leadership experience

    • Incentives: travel stipend, room & board, $200 Referral bonus, academic internship credit possible,  potential Lifeguard Certification course and additional $500 bonus for lifeguarding.

    • You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Associate Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study!

  • Activity Counselor

    Camp Chewonki
    Wiscasset
    $3,000.00 / season

    Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

    Camp Chewonki employs Activity Counselors to coordinate and facilitate activities for all campers in the following areas: Natural History, Farm & Food Systems, Outdoor Living Skills, Community Building (low ropes programs), Woodworking, Visual Arts, Archery, Waterfront (boating) and Field Sports.

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Activity Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Activity Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. Each activity has discipline-specific skills and related requirements for the activity. While Activity Counselor’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility and a team player approach. When not teaching or preparing their activity area, Activity Counselors are expected to support cabin coverage and work with other staff in the planning and execution of camp-wide initiatives such as evening programs, special events, and off-campus day trips. Activity counselors will be assigned age groups to directly support outside of activity work. 

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Deliver an activity program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning and fun in discipline-specific skills and abilities (activity curriculum created by Chewonki staff).

    • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

      • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

      • Inspect activity area and equipment regularly to ensure it is safe and appropriate for age and location;

      • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

    • Assist Activity Coordinator planning and facilitating special events (e.g. - evening events, weekly events, once a session events, off-campus day trips).

    • Support cabin coverage needs and provide bedtime coverage as assigned.

    • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.

    • Community Responsibilities:

      • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

      • A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

      • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community. 

      • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

      • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety

    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.

    • Hold a valid driver’s license approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier, preferred.

    • Experience working in specialized activity area; relevant certification, as required

      • Preferred Certifications depending on activity area could include: American Canoe Association, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, U.S. Archery Instructor, Association for Challenge Course Technology, etc.

    • Experience working in educational spaces, preferred.

    • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification required (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season).

    • Current Lifeguard Certification, preferred (offered by Chewonki).

    • Attend required onboarding and training sessions.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lb at a time.

    • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.

    • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.

    • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    Starting Salary: $3000 (salary increases with increased experience)

    • Incentives: travel stipend, room & board, $200 referral bonus, academic internship credit possible, Wilderness First Aid Certification (starts June 6th), potential Lifeguard Certification course and additional $500 bonus for lifeguarding.

    •  You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Associate Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study!

     

  • Generalist Counselor

    Camp Chewonki
    Wiscasset
    $3,000.00 / season

    Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

    Camp Chewonki Generalist Counselors role includes working with various age groups and activity areas. Ideal candidates will have previous experience working with children in group settings, interest in wearing many different hats at camp, and be self directed and eager to jump in where needed. 

    • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)

    • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 12, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    • Reports to: Generalist Coordinator

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of the Generalist role is to provide support and coverage to cabins to supplement the care of their cabin counselors, which may include stepping in as a cabin counselor if the original counselor is unable to continue, or accompanying a cabin on a trip. In this capacity,  they help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabinmates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. Generalist Counselors are expected to be flexible and to be comfortable with a schedule that will change day-to-day, and even throughout the day as cabin needs emerge. 

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

      • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants.

      • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned.

    • Support in the planning and facilitating of special events (e.g. evening events, weekly events, once a session events, off-campus day trips) as directed by the Generalist Coordinator.

    • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.

    • Lifeguard, if applicable.

    • Community Responsibilities:

      • Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.

      • A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.

      • Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community. 

      • Contribute to and collaborate with the Chewonki community through committees and foundation wide events.

      • Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:

    • Using sound judgment

    • Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols

    • Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety

    • Fullfull other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.

    • Experience working with children in a camp-like setting.

    • Experience working in educational spaces, preferred.

    • Attend required onboarding and training sessions.

    • This position is eligible for a stipend for driving responsibilities if the following qualifications are met:

      • Valid driver’s license and driving record approved by Chewonki’s Insurance Carrier, must attend Driver’s Training. 

    • Current Lifeguard Certification, preferred (offered by Chewonki).

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 30 lb at a time.

    • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.

    • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.

    • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

    Starting Salary: $3000, increases based on prior leadership experience

    • Incentives: travel stipend, room & board, $200 Refer-a-Friend bonus, potential Lifeguard Certification course, academic internship credit possible.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit applications through the link provided, and can expect to hear from one of the directors within one week of submitting an application. 


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